Today we passed the Hard Rock Cafe which is now open in Puerto Banus. It was absolutely buzzing both outside on the terrace and inside and the burgers looked fab. Huge and juicy. We are going to try it next week.
The only downside was that it did seem very noisy if you were eating inside and the black flooring as you went in showed up everyones footprints and so looked really dirty. I would have thought a wooden floor would have been a lot more practical. The restaurant next door was also very busy and looks as though it is a step up from tapas with pork being their speciality.
It is good to see the area all around Bookworld Espana really busy.
There is a public holiday in Spain on Monday. Family members this Sunday will visit graves of those they love on “All Saints Day” and lay flowers. Mercadona supermarkets in the Marbella area will be closed all day on Monday but other shops are open.
On Friday night chocolate hits the spot and I am always on the search for chocolate raisins. I found some in El Campo but they are dark chocolate raisins.
So for all my fellow chocolate raisin fans head to Supersol on the Golden Mile. In their Christmas selection of sweets they have milk chocolate raisins. They are sold in bags. I bought two and oh the shame. They are good, seriously good.There is only quarter of one bag of chocolate raisins left in the cuboard. And that was before I started writing about them…now I have a craving….
Everyone is talking about Marks and Spencers opening up in La Canada and everyone is trying to figure out how large it will be inside. I spoke to a dad at school today that will be working there and he says that it will be much bigger internally than it looks on the outside. Apparently they have gained not only the shop premises that was there before them but also gained an area that previously wasn’t open to the public.
More space for Marks and Spencers cakes, hurrah.
Toasted tea cakes, crumpets, polo mints, Golden Wonder crisps, smoked rindless bacon, Cadburys chocolate, Iced party ringed biscuits, jammy dodgers, Kelloggs raisin wheats, hula hoops, Wether’s original toffees, Aunty Bessy chips and frozen apple pies, HP sauce, baked beans, English sausages and Heinz tomato ketchup, branston pickle and curry sauces.
These are all available in Supersol supermarket on the Golden Mile. You don’t need to go all the way to Iceland in Fuengirola if you are local to Marbella for some of your UK treats.
Every Friday Talk Radio Europe holds a promotion called 50/50 Friday and businesses in the local area will offer a certain amount of tickets, heavily discounted that you can buy for a limited period. Today San Roque golf club in Sotogrande is offering 18 holes of golf and a golf buggy on the New Course, for 35 euros. The price would usually cost you 70 euros. The offer is valid until April 2010.
If you want to purchase one of these special value tickets call 952-799-953.
My daughter has had big problems today with her new cast really itching. She has found a solution though and I’m going to post it as someone out there may be searching for a solution for an itchy cast and we have it! She found a skewer and end up ( not the pointed end) but the end with the “eye” she was able to poke up her cast and scratch away. We have stuck a cork on the other end so that her own “eye” doesn’t get poked out, but it really is giving her a lot of relief.
I have heard that Crocs have gone out of business but I know a lot of children have them and with the weather being so fab this month a lot of children and adults are still wearing their crocs. Today I went to Funky Fish in La Canada, Marbella and they have a selection of croc jewellery decorations for 1 euro each. They are also selling soft pashminas for under 3 euros in a large variety of colours, lemons, hot pinks, purple, reds and black.
The Marbella weather for the week-end is looking good, with temperatures in Marbella for Saturday and Sunday hitting around 26 degrees.
Have a very happy and dry Halloween….
My daughter today was helped so much today by her best friend after she broke her wrist during a footie game. Her friend helped her change back into her school clothes after PE, suggested she see the school nurse as the pain in her arm worsened and she carried my daughter’s school bag for her. She also made sure that my husband had her PE bag and met him at school pick up time to hand it to him and to ask if my daughter was ok. She was so sweet I texted her mum to say a big thank you.
I was therefore a bit shocked to receive a call just a short time ago to let me know that she too is now in the hospital and has broken her arm after falling off a horse late this afternoon.
Strange….but true. I just hope the saying that things go in threes isn’t true.